Ever found yourself in a situation where you felt that God is not able to do what you expect him to do, or rather you feel that HE IS INADEQUATE? Ever felt a huge empty space in your heart and you thought that it’s too big and no one or nothing could ever fill it? Ever been in a situation where you felt that it’s just too complicated, impossible to solve or just too much to bear?
Well, I’ve been there a couple of times😥 and I’ve also interacted with several people who have shared similar sentiments. The best thing about scripture is that it gives us examples of people who went through the same situation, and better yet, gives us hope through God’s living word!
Let’s cross reference this from the scripture. Shall we?
1. When Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well.
John 4:11-12 says The Samaritan woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
The Samaritan woman had gone to the well to draw some water where He found Jesus. Jesus asked her for water but she was reluctant because Jesus was a Jew and she was a Samaritan and remember, Jews had no dealings with Samaritans. Later on in their conversation, the Samaritan woman said that the well was too deep and anyway, he did not have anything to draw the water.
2. By the Lake of Gennesaret
Luke 5: 5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word, I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.
Simon, an experienced fisherman, together with three fishermen, had been in the lake the whole night but they caught nothing! Remember they were experienced. Jesus met them in the morning after their effortless toil. He asked Peter to launch out into the deep and let down his nets for a catch, but since he had caught nothing this whole time, he was frank and told Jesus, I haven’t caught anything the whole night, why should I try it now, why should I even bother lowering the nets? Besides, you have found us washing our nets. Don’t you know I am an experienced fisherman and you are not? He was experienced in his own way and so could not find the logic behind lowering the nets again in the morning.
I hope you get the confusion the two had. That is the same state we find ourselves in many times. We get to a point we feel that our situations are a done case! We feel like it’s impossible for the situation to be salvaged or maybe too late for anything to be done about it. Even if we are told about Jesus the mover of mountains, we still feel like Jesus does not suffice. You feel that the promises in the Living word do not apply to your case! You feel that Jesus is too late for him to come to your rescue.
I can only imagine what Simon was thinking that morning… “Why has he come in the morning when we have already struggled the whole night? Couldn’t he have shown up at night🥺?
Maybe the Samaritan woman was thinking… “How can he claim that he can give me living water while I come to draw water here regularly and so I pretty much can get all the water I need🤔? And worst of all, he doesn’t even have something to draw the water with, yet the well is too deep🤷🏼♀️”
Don’t we have the same thoughts at times? I do countless times. We feel and think that this ‘well‘ is just too deep. Probable thoughts: This disease is too advanced! I’ve been sick for the longest time! I’ll never get out of debt! My grades in school will never improve! My business will never make it! I’ll never come out of this alive! My parents have been having issues for like forever! Will I ever get married! I’m almost graduating but I’m in debt! …and the list continues.
The devil is a liar guys!!! Most suicides happen in our minds, and the evil one wants us to believe in these thoughts! But, I have good news for you. Take God at his word! Keep believing! Cling on to the hem of Jesus because it does not matter HOW LONG you have been in the same situation, it does not matter how broken your entire life has been. Evil thoughts of defeat can’t stand a chance when Jesus becomes THE answer. Let’s take him at his word.
Remember the woman who bled for 12 years? (Luke 8:43) She came up behind Jesus and touched the fringe of His cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
Remember the woman who had been disabled by a spirit for 18 years? (Luke 13:11-13) She was hunched over and could not stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
John 9:1 reminds us of a man who was born blind but Jesus healed him. He explained to his disciples that it happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. Jesus put some mud on the man’s eyes, he was asked to go wash his face and he came back seeing!
These are just a few examples from the Bible that show how God is a God of impossibilities. We are reminded that it doesn’t matter how long, how deep, how late or how bad it was, Jesus turned it around.
What are you going through today? Remember, you can touch the hem of His garment in faith, believing the God of impossibilities. However deep your well seems, God is able to turn your situation around. I believe that your testimony is loading…
Remember, NO well is TOO deep for God!